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I purchased and then sold a Daval One Cent Buddy Stimulator and I was told the back of the machine is not original.  Could you please tell me if the back is original to the machine.  I know they made different models of the machine and I want to know if I was originally sold an item that had been messed with.
Thank you

Hi Robert,

To be extra sure about this I asked a friend of mine who is the trade stimulator king, and knows everything about them, he has also asked you to provide you serial number, if possible post it here or email it to me at if you would, it's the least we can do for his expert advice on this matter. Here is his response after I emailed him you photo's and he had a chance to review them:

Hi Rodger:
The door on the Buddy in your pix, is of homemade bent steel.
The original doors are cast aluminum, and the raised stripe
pattern is carried over and down the back, exactly like on the
larger Penny Pack models, and also has a gumball loading
door.  I have always refered to this model as the "Baby Penny
Pack", and Buddy is an appropriate name. I thought I had a
pix of one in my files, showing the back door, but couldn't
find it in this computer. May be in the one at the other house.
Also, nobody has ever recast this door that I know of.

I would like to get the serial from this machine for my files. It
will be stamped on the outside bottom of the case.
Thanks, Bill

I am sorry that this is not good news for you Robert, but it is that fact that you requested.
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Rodger Knutson  

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I am an expert on old coin operated machines, slot machines, trade stimulator's, jukeboxes, old arcade machines, etc. I have been identifying these for people who respond to my web site listed below, for a few years now. In almost all cases I am able to tell them about their old coin operated machines, the year, the value, and other general information about their machines. I do not know much about soda vending machines, coin banks, or scales, but I will try to help you with these if I can. Please email photo's to: My web site is at:


I bought my first slot machine, a .50 Cent Mills Black Cherry in 1969 and have been hooked from that time, I still have that Slot machine! Before that I found a open barrel full of old scraped jukebox wall boxes behind a restaurant, I wanted them all but never took a one of them. Anything that took a coin drove me nuts!

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